A product that has been taking the beauty world by storm lately has to be the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara ($13.99, available here). Designed to be looking as similar to the Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara as possible, it’s being called the best dupe to one of the most popular and highly-raved about high-end mascara formula in the market.
I hadn’t thought about picking up the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara at all – I really haven’t had the best luck with drugstore makeup lately, but a sale and coupon that made this 50% cheaper than its original retail price convinced the beauty blogger in me to give it a go.
The L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara comes in a pink tube similar to the Too Faced offering but without the bulk of the high-quality material Too Faced uses. The lettering is printed on not some high-quality ink so there’s already a bit of rubbing when I first used the product. If first impressions matter (and my mom says they do), so far, the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara is not doing a fantastic job.
The mascara has a fairly standard wand applicator – it’s not designed to be conical or circular or anything overly fancy like some high-end brands do. The applicator is definitely not the star of the show, and I’m fine with that. A few drugstore mascara brands I’ve tried in the past had very plasticy, and almost spiky wand and it was something that initially made me hesitant to try out another mascara from the drugstore.
Fortunately, the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara seems to have taken a much better turn than its exterior may indicate. The formula is quite dry so it makes for easier and better controlled application of the product on your lashes. If you’ve found most mascaras to be too “heavy” or drags down your curls throughout the day, this is a formula worth considering. The drier formula makes it to get a “barely-there” application or layered for a fuller, and more voluminous look. it does a great job at lengthening my lashes, without making it look veiny or spider-like.
How the Lash Paradise Compares to the Better than Sex Mascara
The Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara has a wand that mimics the number 8 to better apply the product on the lashes. In a way, both the wand applicator and the formula itself are what makes the Too Faced version a high-end product. I have been struggling with the Too Faced’s wetter formula smudging throughout the day. The L’Oreal version was a nice change – the lighter formula doesn’t get clumpy or chunky on the lashes.
I think this mascara is a little overhyped – while it’s a great mascara, I don’t think it’s as great as it’s made up to be. It’s a great mascara with a voluminous results that doesn’t smudge all day.
- Foundation: The Ordinary Coverage Foundation in 2.0 YG
- Eye Makeup: Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Smokey, L’Oreal Lash Paradise, Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eyeliner
- Lips: MAC Lipstick in Pleasureseeker
Have you tried the new L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara